Residence Hall Director

School of the Art Institute of Chicago  |  Chicago, IL

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Job Overview

Posted about 3 weeks ago Full-Time

Job Details

Position Title:

Residence Hall Director

Onsite Event Position ID: 1794
Job Type: Housing/Residence Life
Location: Chicago, IL
Positions Available: 1
Institution Type: Private not-for-profit, 4-year
Institution Size: < 3,500 Students
Employer ID: 18978

Benefits

Housing for Position:
Live-in/on
Domestic Partners Allowed:
Yes
Benefits
Housing for Position:
Live-in/on
Domestic Partners Allowed:
Yes
Qualifications
Education:
Masters Preferred, Bachelors Required
Major Preference:
Higher Education, Student Affairs
Experience:

Qualifications
Education:
Masters Preferred, Bachelors Required
Major Preference:
Higher Education, Student Affairs
Experience:

Position Description

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, a private college for the visual and related arts, has an opening for a Residence Hall Director. Successful candidates will possess the following qualities:

§ vision in supporting residents living within a diverse urban climate
§ a strong sense of energy and enthusiasm when working within a team 
§ the ability to remain calm, organized, efficient and flexible in an environment that is growing and developing
§ ability to respond effectively to resident issues and concerns in the residence halls
§ ability to communicate with fellow staff effectively and frequently regarding all aspects of resident interaction

SPECIFIC POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

1.  Supervision – Directly supervise 10 – 12 Resident Advisors & 1-3 Senior Resident Advisors (academic year); directly supervise 8 – 14 Student Office Assistants and 1 Office Manager (academic year); directly supervise 10-12 Summer Staff & 2 Senior Summer staff (summer term)

2.  Student Advocacy & Outreach – Develop and maintain rapport with residents through regular student conduct; advocate for students in all aspects of housing and educational experience; Identify and track personal and emotional concerns of students; maintain contact with parents and other constituencies as appropriate.

3. Facilities & Hall Management – Maintain accurate occupancy reports and room inventories; assist in facilitation of room preparedness for move ins; communicate facility concerns

4. On-Call Responsibility - Assume 24-hour on-call responsibilities for residence halls housing 1000+ students; respond to student (e.g. mental health) and/or facilities issues (e.g., fire alarms, flooding); recognize that residence halls are open 365 days/year 

5. Communication – Maintain regular contact with appropriate resources to ensure effective operation of the residence hall; communicate student issues/crises; meet with supervisor regularly; liaison with other departments on campus 

6. Advise Residence Life Student Staff Committee – Advise committee with a Senior Resident Advisor as a student leader; meet with committee biweekly to plan and implement programs that respond to needs of the community.

7. Community Development – Coordinate community development model facilitated by Resident Advisors; encourage student staff to complete one on one intentional conversations; challenge student staff to creatively meet programming requirements; track and monitor RA intentional conversations and programming

8. Student Conduct – Serve as a conduct officer for policy violations include first time alcohol; utilize Symplicity software for processing.

9. Summer Housing – Assist in facilitating summer housing to SAIC students, ECP students (high school students), and interns (non SAIC affiliated)

10. Live-in Position – This is a 12-month, live-in position; weekend and evening commitments should be expected; assist on-call staff as needed for student and/or facilities issues/crises (e.g., fire alarms, flooding, multiple student issues, etc.)

REQUIREMENTS:
Candidate must have Bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree preferred). Candidates must have excellent communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, and ability to work effectively with a diverse community.                       

For questions, please contact: 
Abigail Holcomb, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs
36 South Wabash, Suite 1203, Chicago, IL 60603
Phone: (312) 629-6870 Fax: (312) 629-6801


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